Creating a Schedule in the Advanced Scheduling Tool
This section provides the overall procedure to create a new schedule
for a report procedure (FEX). Some steps in the procedure contain
details on the associated options, while other steps direct you
to a separate section that contains detailed descriptions of the options
and additional information, such as tips in making a selection.
Procedure: How to Create a Schedule in the Advanced Scheduling Tool
Advanced Scheduling tool, as described earlier in this section.
In the Properties
tab, you can edit the name for the schedule Title box.
This is a required field and is blank by default.
In the Summary box,
type a descriptive summary.
Job Priority Level.
Normal - 3 Job Priority Level is the default.
Select the Delete
this schedule if it is not scheduled to run again check
box if you want this schedule to be deleted if it will not run again
based on its Recurrence settings.
Use this option if you do not plan on using
this schedule again.
Leave the Enabled
(Scheduled job runs at specified time) check box selected
if you want scheduled jobs to run as you have specified in the Recurrence
following selections in the Recurrence tab.
The Schedule Recurrence dialog box displays,
as shown in the following image.
From the Settings radio button list, select the run interval
that the schedule will use to run.
You can set the interval to Run Once, Minutes,
Hourly, Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Yearly, or at Custom intervals.
Select the Start date (from the drop-down calendar) and time you
want the schedule to begin running.
Note: To change the time setting,
select either the hour or minutes and use the arrows to increase
or decrease the value.
If applicable to the run interval selection, select the End
date and time to specify when you want the schedule to stop running.
If applicable to the run interval selection, from the Advanced settings,
click the Repeat schedule every check box
to enable custom intervals.
In the Tasks
tab, the fields are populated according to the Task type you select
to schedule. For example, if you select to schedule a WebFOCUS report,
the Path and Procedure are populated according to the procedure
(FEX) information stored in the WebFOCUS Repository. In this tab,
you can add additional tasks, preprocessing and post-processing
procedures, and parameters. For more information on the Task tab,
see About Tasks in the Advanced Scheduling Tool.
Note: When a path and FEX name are
entered manually into the Procedure field of the Scheduling Tool,
the Save As field must also be manually populated. The parameters
are populated by clicking the Refresh button in the Task Parameters
window. In addition, if you create a schedule with more than one
task, you will only be able to specify Email or Printer as your
In the Distributions
tab, select the method to distribute the report from the New drop-down
list. The distribution methods are:
- Email - supports
- Printer - supports
- Report Library
- Managed Reporting
you are working with a schedule with a single task, you can specify
any of the above distribution options. Email and printer are the
only options for schedules with more than one task specified.
In the Notification
tab, select whether or not you want to send a notification when
the schedule runs and under what conditions to send it. The notification
will not send a notification of the schedule status under any circumstances.
This is the default value.
a notification each time the schedule runs. Fill in the Reply Address,
Subject, Brief Message To, and Full Message To fields.
On Error. Only
sends a notification when there is an error running the schedule.
Fill in the Reply Address, Subject, Brief Message To, and Full Message To
In the Log
Reports tab, you can view the log reports available for each time
the schedule has run.
the schedule, click Save & Close in the Scheduling